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Barrel-Aged Maple Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Barrel-Aged Maple Stout
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

47 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 11
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 06-03-2013)
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jampics2

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-06-2013 16:18:59 | More by jampics2
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SanFranJake

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-12-2014 15:44:17 | More by SanFranJake
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rlee1390

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Black in the glass with a two finger brow head

S-Maple, which is on the border of too sweet, chocolate as well. Little to no barrel character and coffee are present.

T-Maple. Mainly maple. It seems to dominate the other flavors. The barrel and coffee are unable to come out as much as they should.

M-Lighter to medium for the style.

O-It was still a good beer, but if the maple could have been balanced out a little more, it would have been great.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2014 23:36:22 | More by rlee1390
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Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -20%

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Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-11-2014 21:46:52 | More by EgadBananas
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cfaulman

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-11-2014 21:10:25 | More by cfaulman
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-07-2014 05:44:07 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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Melman

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-28-2014 05:05:23 | More by Melman
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SonnyHenry

California

4.98/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

poured from 750ml bottle.

A- A beautiful frothy black hue with a quick khaki head

S- Bourbon, Maple Syrup and a rich coffee back. Wow!

T- Follows nose. So smooth and elegant. The Bourbon comes through on the finish while the coffee and maple play nicely up front.

M- Nice strong body and perfect carbonation.

O- I wish it wasn't only 1 per person at the release because I would love to see what this baby does with some age. With that said it was a true treat and I want more! ISO!

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 03:47:09 | More by SonnyHenry
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elNopalero

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This pours a dark cola color with thin foam. It comes off with a big boozy aroma, like a shot of bourbon-infused maple syrup. The flavor has a sharp roast and a heavy booziness. More maple with bourbon, but it felt too hot for my tastes. I imagine with some more time things would mellow out and hope to revisit this one to confirm my suspicions.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2014 22:49:44 | More by elNopalero
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DarkUnity

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-13-2014 03:28:40 | More by DarkUnity
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Arizona

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-26-2014 21:25:49 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Siearra Nevada rep. (thanks!) at RBWG-2014.
Black with brown edges and a fine head. Glass coated with thick tan foam with each tilt.

Thick and smooth but a little hot (too fresh)
Aroma has a nice balance of maple, bourbon barrel, and dark malts.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 03:30:50 | More by chinchill
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-12-2014 03:33:20 | More by Axnjxn
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California

4.75/5  rDev +17%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +17%

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Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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hbchrisg

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-31-2013 03:36:47 | More by hbchrisg
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McUbermensch

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

12-13-2013 01:42:32 | More by McUbermensch
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Someone brought an unlabeled bottle of this to Zwanze Day. Thanks! Served in the accompanying Cantillon glass.

A - Tan foam settles to a thick collar and some splotches of lace. Near-black body with some transparency at the edges.

S - Lots of maple, and hefty doses of whiskey and oak as well, although the base beer is more charry and roasty than I was expecting from Sierra Nevada. There's a mild savory character that's unexpected and doesn't mesh quite well with the rest of the elements. Apparently there's coffee in here, so I guess that explains the former.

T - The taste is a fair bit sweeter, with a nice mixture of maple, vanilla, chocolate, and caramel. The whiskey presence is lighter here, and there's some mild smoke and roast. Less charry than the nose, and not much roast bitterness in the finish.

M - Sticky, viscous, and chewy, with lower carbonation. Some tannis, but maple stickiness appears to have largely overwhelmed the oak. No alcohol heat, which is impressive considering the high ABV.

D - The aroma is a bit boozy, but the taste is quite excellent. A tasty treat that I hope Sierra Nevada makes again in greater quantities. A definite sipper, but a rich, complex and tasty one.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 03:06:16 | More by MasterSki
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illidurit

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-13-2013 06:30:10 | More by illidurit
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drebin8

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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jkball01

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-12-2013 05:17:13 | More by jkball01
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nataku00

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-11-2013 07:12:24 | More by nataku00
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-10-2013 00:41:22 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Barrel-Aged Maple Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.